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Will the GOP Follow Stephen Miller and Block the Dream Act, or Rep. Mike Coffman and Force a Dream Act Vote?

Washington, DC – The Republican Party faces a moment of truth regarding the future of young Americans called Dreamers. They either enact the Dream Act and share in the credit for doing so, or they kill the Dream Act and go down in history as the party that exposed young Americans to deportation to countries … Continue reading »

“On the Dream Act, it’s time for House Republicans to walk the walk and not just talk the talk”

Frank Sharry to House Republicans: Sign the Discharge Petition and Compel a Floor Vote Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed a discharge petition on behalf of the Dream Act, noting, If House Republicans gave the bipartisan Dream Act an up-or-down vote, we know it would pass. Our nation’s patriotic young Dreamers are an … Continue reading »

GOP Voters Agree with Rest of US: Congress Should Legalize Dreamers

Do Ryan and McConnell Represent Americans, or Steve King? Washington, DC – Republican elected officials should embrace a clean legislative solution for Dreamers, rather than loading up a legislative package with “poison pill” provisions that are designed to scuttle the package and set up another Washington blame game. “Americans are tired of the blame game … Continue reading »

Instead of Voting on the Dream Act, House GOP Pushes Bill to Scapegoat Immigrant Youth

Today on Capitol Hill, national organizations are delivering one million petition signatures to Congress demanding passage of a clean Dream Act. A legislative solution for Dreamers is overwhelmingly popular across ideologies and is increasingly urgent, with a pressing October 5th deadline facing a quarter of DACA beneficiaries. However, instead of moving the Dream Act forward, House Republicans are scheduling floor time for a … Continue reading »

Americans Reject Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Vision, Stand up for a Welcoming America

While we join most observers in recoiling from President Trump’s unhinged speech in Phoenix last night, a range of developments from around the country reminds us that Americans are standing up to his divisive vision for the country and rejecting his dark view of immigration and immigrants. Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to sign the … Continue reading »

GOP-Led House Judiciary Committee Has Passed “Mass Deportation Act of 2017”

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2431, known to advocates as the Mass Deportation Act of 2017, this week along with two other anti-immigrant bills which would bolster Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. The bills, among other things, would criminalize all undocumented immigrants living in the US, mandate detention for children crossing the border to … Continue reading »

As ICE Brags About Arrests and Congress Works to Turbocharge Trump’s Deportation Agenda, A Reminder of the Futures Shattered and Families Separated

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) boasted about how many people they arrested during the first 100 days – even though the majority of people they arrested are either immigrants with no criminal record or immigrants who are not threats to public safety. At the same time, the GOP-led House is attempting to turbocharge … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Elise Foley: “New Republican Bills Would Ramp Up A Trump Deportation Force”

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up multiple draconian immigration bills aimed at ramping up President Trump’s cruel and costly deportation force. In her latest piece for HuffPost, titled, “New Republican Bills Would Ramp Up A Trump Deportation Force,” Elise Foley describes what’s at stake with tomorrow’s markup. We excerpt the … Continue reading »

At Thursday HJC Markup, House GOP Seeks to Enable and Expand Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

HJC Markup on Series of Cruel, Chaotic, and Costly Immigration and Refugee Bills On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will begin to markup a series of cruel, costly, and chaotic immigration bills that would enable and expand the Trump mass deportation agenda, despite the massive consequences and costs to America already on display due to … Continue reading »

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